verb (used with object), admitted, admitting.
to allow to enter; grant or afford entrance to: to admit a student to college.
to give right or means of entrance to: This ticket admits two people.
to permit to exercise a certain function or privilege: admitted to the bar.
to permit; allow.
to allow or concede as valid: to admit the force of an argument.
to acknowledge; confess: He admitted his guilt.
to grant in argument; concede: The fact is admitted.
to have capacity for: This passage admits two abreast.
verb (used without object), admitted, admitting.
to permit entrance; give access: This door admits to the garden.
to permit the possibility of something; allow (usually followed by of ): The contract admits of no other interpretation.

1375–1425; < Latin admittere, equivalent to ad- ad- + mittere to send, let go; replacing late Middle English amitte, with a- a-5 (instead of ad-) < Middle French amettre < Latin, as above

admittable, admittible, adjective
admitter, noun
half-admitted, adjective
half-admittedly, adverb
nonadmitted, adjective, noun
nonadmittedly, adverb
preadmit, verb (used with object), preadmitted, preadmitting.
readmit, verb, readmitted, readmitting.
unadmitted, adjective
unadmittedly, adverb
well-admitted, adjective

1. receive. 6. own, avow. See acknowledge. Unabridged
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admit (ədˈmɪt)
vb (when intr, foll by of) , -mits, -mitting, -mitted
1.  (may take a clause as object) to confess or acknowledge (a crime, mistake, etc)
2.  (may take a clause as object) to concede (the truth or validity of something)
3.  to allow to enter; let in
4.  (foll by to) to allow participation (in) or the right to be part (of): to admit to the profession
5.  to allow (of); leave room (for)
6.  (intr) to give access: the door admits onto the lawn
[C14: from Latin admittere to let come or go to, from ad- to + mittere to send]

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., "let in," from L. admittere "to allow to enter, let in," from ad- "to" + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Sense of "to concede as valid or true" is first recorded 1530s. Related: Admittedly (1804).
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